News - West Midlands


West Midlands Local Coach Development Day dates announced

The West Midlands Coach Development Days are free and open to all coaches and run leaders of any level of experience who feel they would benefit from attending. Each day will consist of parallel sessions for Track and Field Coaches and for Run Leaders.

Midlands and South West Coaching Conference draw in Internationally Successful Key Note Speakers

On Sunday 28th September Birmingham HIPAC will be hosting the 2014 Midlands and South West Annual Coaching Conference. This year there is a fantastic selection of workshops available to all coaches and leaders who want to develop their skills and knowledge within the sport. The conference has also managed to secure two fantastic key note speakers that are sure to be a strong pull for all coaches and leaders.

Trevor Marsay - details of funeral

Athletics in England lost yet another of their long serving, highly dedicated and successful Coaches in the West Midlands following the death at the age of 65 of Trevor Marsay at the end of August. Details of his funeral have now been released.

Coach development programme helps develop club athletes

Robert Simmonds from Warley Woods Pacers has recently gained his Coach in Running Fitness (CiRF) qualification and wanted to use his knowledge and experience to develop the runners at his club. He took steps to find out more as part of his Coach Development Review, with the help of local England Athletics Club and Coach Support Officer (CCSO) June Swift and experts at Birmingham University.

World’s best Paralympians to star at Coventry athletics track

The weekend of the 19 - 20 July sees the staging of the third Coventry Godiva Classic at the Coventry athletics track. This year's athletics fixture is developing into a showcase competition for wheelchair racers in the UK. The growing significance of this annual meeting is illustrated by British Athletics listing the fixture as the final opportunity for GB athletes to set qualifying marks for the IPC European Athletics Championships in Swansea at the end of August.

Coach Diary Support Workshop: 6th August

An essential course for anyone who is completing either an Athletics Coach or Coach in Running Fitness Qualification will be taking place in Sutton Coldfield on the evening of 6th August. The workshop is aimed to support those coaches who are currently completing the Coach in Running Fitness and Athletics Coach diary who feel they would benefit from some extra guidance and support.

Developing Wheelchair Racers coaching workshop: 19th July

Since the London Paralympic Games there has been a growth in the number of clubs and coaches providing wheelchair racing opportunities for new and development athletes. Following the promotion of a number of Introduction to Wheelchair Racing workshops, a Developing Wheelchair Racers coaching workshop will be held on 19th July.